Fantasy XC League Contest: How-To

Feb 14, 2019 at 16:50
by Pinkbike Staff  



You must a registered Pinkbike User to play Fantasy XC presented by Trek and SRAM. If you are not a registered Pinkbike user you can sign up for FREE.


Each player has a virtual $1,500,000 budget to build their Fantasy Team.

Your Fantasy Team contains 6 Team Athletes. Select 3 male athletes and 3 female athletes to complete your Fantasy Team. The riders you can choose in the Fantasy League system have been selected by the following criteria:
- The rider did at least 2 WC races last year
- The rider had at least 1 top 60 finish
- Select first year elite riders ( Juniors in 2018 )
- New Riders may be added round per round

Pick your rider by first clicking the Pick WC Racer button and select from the drop down menu. Repeat for all 6 Racers. You can see the value of each rider in the drop down menu.

Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek
Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek

Remember you do not have unlimited budget, so pick wisely. TIP: check riders' social media, declared plans for 2019, and early season results to help make your decisions. You do not need to spend all your budget to build your team yet you can only spend up to the $1,500,000 limit.

Once you have all your team selected, click Save.

Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek
Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek


Every round each participant can make as many changes as you like. Your changes will be restricted by your available budget. To make changes select EDIT TEAM button and then select the rider you wish to change. Then choose your new rider from the drop down list.

Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek
Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek

Team changes are permitted up until May 17th 2019. After that, your selections are locked in for the first race, and you can make changes to your team per round after each race. There will be a countdown timer for team changes each round.

For the UCI MTB World Championships, new athletes may be added to the list of available riders.

Race Schedule:
May 18-19 Albstadt (GER)
May 25-26 Nove Mesto Na Morave (CZE) 
July 06-07 Vallnord (AND)
July 13-14 Les Gets (FRA)
August 03-04 Val di Sole (ITA)
August 10-11 Lenzerheide (SUI)
31st August - 1st September - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
September 07-08 Snowshoe (USA)


Users can create a League to compete with friends. Note: You can only join one other league.

Click the CREATE LEAGUE button to create your own League. You will be asked to create a password. You can invite friends by sharing the league link and providing your password.

You can opt to join another league. Click CHANGE LEAGUE button to see a list of alternate leagues. Note: To Join a new league you may require a password as issued by the league creator.


For each round of the 2019 UCI World Cup XC circuit your Fantasy Team will accrue points based upon your athletes' final placing. Points will be awarded as follows:



There are prizes for each round, as well as a Grand Prize for overall top team after all 8 rounds at the end of the season.

Grand Prize: The Fantasy Team with the most points after all 7 rounds of the 2019 UCI XC WC and 2019 UCI XC World Championships will WIN a Trek Top Fuel Carbon kitted out with Rockshox suspension and SRAM components. Should there be multiple teams with the same total cumulative points scores, the grand prize will be awarded through a random draw.

Round Prizes: Each race round will have a prize for the Top Fantasy Team of that round. Should there be multiple teams with the same total points for that race round a random draw will occur to determine the prize winner.

IMPORTANT: We recommend you have your team created by May 17th 2019. You will want to maximize your points score and have your team present for all races! Teams created at a time after races have previously occurred earlier will not be eligible to backlog points that riders would have accrued from previous races.

The Fantasy XC League is Presented by Trek and SRAM.


MENTIONS: @trek / @SramMedia

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 Cross-Country Short Circuit (XCC) races are held on Fridays before the XCO race on Sunday. Up to 125 points are awarded on XCC races (same athletes, same bikes).

Question: for the Fantasy XC League Contest there will be points ONLY for the XCO race?

UCI (page 53):
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 So Jenny Rissveds is confirmed to race but not available to choose to the team. Please fix!
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 Many names are missing on your list, others retired. Will you update the list before the first WC?
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 Some riders got added, like Rissveds, but former U23's like Sina Frei, Malene Degn and many more are still missing. Also Dahle, Spitz, Grobert... all retired from racing.
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 The Mexican rider Ulloa is not available in spite be 8th last world cup and 14 today
  • 3 1
 How to play. Pick Nino. Pick Jollanda. Pick 4 x random 40kers.
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 How'd that work out for you?
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 Stoked for this one!

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